Burda 8281 is a pattern for fitted skirts cut on the bias. I made View B with an aloha print fabric, and I love it! I have seriously been absorbed with all things ocean, including snorkeling to take pictures of the turtles and fish. I am enjoying the sea like never before in all my time spent in Maui. Ah….but I digress. Back to Burda 8281….after a few turtle pics!
As I mentioned, I made View B and cut a straight size 10. The only adjustment I made was in straightening out the curve on the hips. The lower skirt band is also cut on the bias, and the pattern includes lining pieces. There are two shaping darts on the back, and I inserted an invisible zipper instead of inserting a regular zipper in the center back. Here is the finished skirt along with some detail shots.
|Light Muslin Lining|
|Back Darts and inside of Invisible Zipper|
The whole skirt is made out of cotton which makes it so comfortable. I also love that this pattern includes lining pieces. My skirt feels so well made. I know I will wear it a lot. I will be concentrating on skirts for a bit as this is required work attire for my position. Thankfully I love to wear skirts, and this one I will be making again for sure!